Non-Degree MBA and Leadership Development Enrollment

Test the Waters

Considering the MBA or Master of Leadership Development program? Take a graduate business course and experience our program firsthand through our non-degree Test the Waters enrollment. Choose from a variety of courses to explore your interests and see if our program is the right fit for you.

Courses are led by premier faculty, who combine their research with business expertise, and are scheduled in convenient seven-week sessions. Plus, many courses are delivered partially online.

Test the Waters requires submission of your resume and official or unofficial transcript. The preferred candidate for the program should have an undergraduate average of "B" or higher, but other factors may be considered.

If you would like to apply, please contact Linda Mrak in the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 610-648-3282.

Current tuition rates apply. For additional information, visit Tuition and Fees.

Graduate Course Offerings and Schedule

Test the Waters program students are permitted to enroll in one course prior to formal admission to a graduate program. Courses are each three credits and may be applied to a program if admitted as a degree-seeking student.

Spring II 2022

ACCTG 800 - Financial and Managerial Accounting, 50% online
March 15 – April 28, Tuesdays and web, 6-9 p.m.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to interpret, evaluate, and use both financial and managerial accounting information.

BA 800 - Marketing Management, 50% online
March 15 – April 28, Tuesdays and web, 6-9 p.m.
An examination of the role of the marketplace in company management.

BUSAD 542 – Global Intercultural Management, 50% online
March 14 – April 27, Mondays and web, 6-9 p.m.
This course develops students' global cross-cultural competencies and cultural intelligence to enhance ability to manage global organizations and work interculturally.

IB 800 - International Business Management, 50% online (offered at Abington and Berks Campuses)
March 15 – April 28, Tuesdays and web, 6-9 p.m.
This is a foundational course in international business.

MBADM 815 - Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership, 50% online
March 14 – April 27, Wednesdays and web, 6-9 p.m.
Managing ethical conduct in organizations, including corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and stakeholder analysis.

Summer I Term, 2022

MBADM 815 - Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership (GV/NY), 50% online
May 10 - June 23, Tuesdays and web, 6-9 p.m.
Managing ethical conduct in organizations, including corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and stakeholder analysis.

Summer II Term

BA 800 - Marketing Management (GV), 100% online
June 27- August 10, Asynchronous
An examination of the role of the marketplace in company management.

BADM 828 - Negotiations (AB/BK), 50% online
June 27 – August 10, Mondays and web, 6-9:15 p.m.
Negotiating is an essential task of management. Successful managers bargain, negotiate, and resolve disputes with bosses, co-workers, subordinates, suppliers, customers, competitors, and other stakeholders.

Summer Full Semester

LEAD 556 - Diversity Leadership (WC**), 100% online
May 9 - August 14, Asynchronous
Analysis and application of models, theories, and strategies for managing an increasingly diverse workforce and customer base.

*Consult with Management Division
**Consult with Management Division about World Campus courses
GV = Classes held at our Great Valley campus
WC = Classes held online through World Campus
AB/BK = Classes held at Abington/Berks campuses
GV/NY = Classes held at Great Valley/Navy Yard campuses